Timber on our doorstep

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University Liaison Manager Elizabeth Turner has been leading TRADA Technology's involvement in three research consortia examining the commercial potential of British timber. With Technical Consultant Nick Clifford, she explains why structurally, as well as aesthetically, British forests have much to offer the designer.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012

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Grown in Britainnavigation-arrow

Elizabeth Turner and Charlie Law explode the myth that British-grown timber is inferior to imports.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2014

01/01/2014 |  Magazine Article  

Home-grown Cross-laminated timber - Pipe dream or realistic propositionnavigation-arrow

Director of Edinburgh Napier University's Forest Products Research Institute, Peter Wilson believes that despite limited forestry resources, the possibility of the UK creating its own Cross-Laminated Timber industry is more a question of 'when' than 'whether'.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2013

01/01/2013 |  Magazine Article  

New research identifies additional species for use in marine and freshwater constructionnavigation-arrow

This report summarises the main findings of a collaborative research project funded by the Environment Agency and TRADA, which aimed to identify additional species for use in marine and freshwater construction.

The research examined the performance of 18 lesser-used species (LUS) tropical hardwoods, benchmarked against greenheart and ekki. Five...

01/01/2010 |  Other Technical Guidance